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Bryan Singer to direct next X-Men film

September 23, 2014
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Bryan Singer is to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next movie in the long-running blockbuster franchise.

The film, which is due for release in May 2016, will be the eighth in the comic book series and the fourth directed by the out filmmaker.

Apocalypse is set 10 years after Days of Future Past and will star Hugh Jackman as recurring character Wolverine, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult.

Last month, a man who accused Mr Singer of sexual assault dropped the case.

A judge in Hawaii granted Michael Egan III’s petition to have the action dismissed, while Mr Singer’s bid to force him to pay for his legal costs was refused.

Judge Susan Oki Mollway said Mr Egan’s voluntary dismissal “ameliorated” any “alleged damage” to the 49-year-old director.

Mr Egan previously filed three similar legal actions against other Hollywood figures, all of which were later dismissed.

Mr Singer has always vehemently denied the allegations.

Related topics: Bryan Singer, films, US, X-Men

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